Simbi threatens to sue, judges could also drag DPP to court over bribery allegations 

It seems it doesn’t pour but rain for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP)  which after an appeal loss took to the streets on Monday to demonstrate against the five Constitutional Court judges calling them names and branding them corrupt – now faces law suits for the party’s actions.

Simbi Phiri:  Defamed by DPP

Information reaching Nyasa Times indicates that construction industry mogul Ashan Simbi Phiri has instructed his lawyers to sue the DPP over a placard demonstrators carried showing that Simbi bribed the judges to rule against the DPP in the election court case.

Ironically, it Anti Corurption Bureau (ACB) arrested Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank, who is seen as close to the DPP , and he has since been charged with three counts in relation to the alleged judge bribery attempt.

But in a spin that has gone wrong, the DPP took to the streets branding the judges and Simbi as corrupt, a situation that has prompted Simbi to seek legal recourse.

“Unless he changes his mind but he has instructed his lawyers to sue the party over such an allegation,” said the source.

Meanwhile, one of Malawi’s prominent  legal minds Ralph Kasambara citing law of torts wrote on his Facebook page that the five judges could sue for defamation.

“Can the group of 5 judges sue for defamation the bearer of the placard, the Party sponsoring the demonstrations and/or leaders of the demonstrations?

“Can Mr Simbi sue for defamation the bearer of the placard, the Party sponsoring the demonstrations and/or leaders of the demonstrations?” wrote Kasambara.

Kasambara went on to ask as what chances, from a sociological perspective of law, does the 2019 presidential election case stand on appeal following this demonstrations that have clearly demonised the judiciary.

Many Malawians have taken to social media indicating that DPP has stabbed itself for taking a fight with the judiciary at a time that they are appealing their case.

“Who does that. Anyway, may be as they say that when you are about to die…uoi don’t listen to the voice of reason,” one wrote on Facebook.

The  senior DPP officials who took part in the march included presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Mphepo and Roads Authority board chairperson Brown Mpinganjira, DPP regional governor (South) Charles Mchacha, DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, DPP legislators Sameers Suleman and Chimwemwe Chipungu.

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Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

Don’t just threaten please DO IT!

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DPP kaya kulozedwa kaya ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Old timers
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Old timers

We hear, that Mpinganjira wanted to bribe the 5 Judges,has he testified in court who sent him for a bribe, Maybe can be Chilima, Peter or Chakwera who knows. Its true Madise must be investigated, his relationship with Chilima, that’s the reason why people are threatening him,Mr Judge, care about your dear life and your family. Whether I don’t know law, you Judges errand.By instating Chilima, you should have reinstated all MPs who lost the previous elections because tipex was used everywhere.

vavlov
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vavlov

Asshole, Chilima is not related to Madise. Do not be a preacher of fake news. You are a horrible person. Shame on you

KENT
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KENT

Chi NYEKHWE kuti Phiiiii pamutu pa DPP. Ana mulimba???

Sorry Simbi jail baasi
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Hehede. This is laughable. I have never heard someone suing when being investigated. DPP says they have evidence and let them bring the evidence. You don’t sue the police when they bring warrant of arrest. You wait until you win the case. What if DPP has the checks you blessed the judges brings them? You think they are fools. Ukalowe Kaye. Mpinganjira never threatened to sue. The door he entered you will do likewise. You will test being locked in.

Jmbb
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Jmbb

If he has nothing to fear thats why he is suing the party so that they bring the evidence. Why are you sounding depressed kkkkk

Allahiminah
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Allahiminah

Simbi KHATO Investment, you must sue Dpp now now and dont wait. Akhaule amenewa . Any simple issue of corruption the house hold name is SIMBI why? I think its time now to better take them to Court and this is very free charge money for you.Agogo has too much money at Sanjika hence Lawyers ANGOLIMBIRANA KUDYA NDALAMAZO.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

defamation big time

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kupelekedwa ndook7dya naye mbale imodzi. zulo munali cala mmwamba simbi. agalatiya inu.

Banda
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Banda

This is the idiotic tycoon who is destroying democracy in Malawi using his money and out of greed to make more money. When our country is in flames, he will have to take responsibility. Simbi will die a tortured death for his sins. Let him keep his hands out of politics and just do his business. Let him look at how Dangote works.

Kashma
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Kashma

If Simbi doesnt sue Dpp then Simbi is a fool. Even Judges can as well sue them.

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